Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage

Understand the basics plus more of Storage Area Networks SAN and Network Attached Storage NAS
4.6 (345 ratings) Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,235 students enrolled
Instructed by Neil Anderson IT & Software / Other
Free
Start Learning Now
  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works

Discover

Find online courses made by experts from around the world.

Learn

Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.

Master

Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

Today's data center and cloud environments have converged infrastructures and management tools, and with the advent of virtualization technologies like VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, external SAN and NAS storage is becoming a standard. It's no longer possible to get by as an IT professional by knowing only servers, networking or storage, you need an understanding of all three for your career to thrive.

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand SAN and NAS storage. You'll learn the theory of the CIFS (SMB), NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE protocols, and see how to configure the storage system and connect from the client with hands-on lab demonstrations.

The lessons are vendor agnostic so they're suitable no matter who the manufacturer of your storage system is. I've used NetApp as the storage system in the live demos but the information is relevant to all vendors.

A verifiable course certificate stating you have completed this training will be provided at the end of the course. This will prove to potential future employers that you have the basic storage knowledge necessary to be an effective member of their IT team, and the motivation  to complete further training and be a real asset to their company.

As a student in this course, you will get an answer to every question you ask in the Ask Question section. I love interaction with my students- anything you want to know, please ask.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the blue button at the top of the page to enroll and get started!


What are the requirements?

  • A basic knowledge of computer networks
  • No previous storage knowledge is necessary

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the basics plus more of Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage
  • Be a more rounded and effective member of an IT team
  • Understand the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Connect to CIFS (SMB) NAS storage from a Windows client
  • Connect to NFS storage from a Linux client
  • Connect to iSCSI storage from a Windows client
  • Understand the intracacies of Fibre Channel SAN
  • Understand Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE
  • Perform a basic configuration of SAN and NAS storage on a NetApp storage system

What is the target audience?

  • IT professionals or enthusiasts who want to understand SAN and NAS storage

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: How to Make the Most of this Course
How to Make the Most of this Course
03:40
The Udemy Interface
02:51
Section 2: SAN and NAS Storage
Benefits of Centralized Storage
10:35
NAS - Network Attached Storage
08:24
CIFS (SMB) Configuration
04:00
NFS Configuration
02:45
SAN - Fibre Channel Part 1
07:20
Fibre Channel Part 2
09:56
Fibre Channel Part 3
13:01
Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration
03:29
SAN - iSCSI
10:50
iSCSI Configuration
03:18
SAN - Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE
10:21
SAN and NAS Quiz
10 questions
Section 3: Bonus!
Bonus - More Resources!
Article

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Neil Anderson, Building your Cloud and Data Center career

Hi, I'm Neil Anderson, and my mission is to build the best Cloud and Data Center systems engineers possible.

For the last 9 years my main focus has been delivery of technical training and development of course content for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.

I also provide consultancy support and mentoring for the services division systems engineers in the company I work for.

Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems and network engineering roles.

I've always embraced change and I've worked in contract roles for dozens of companies, big and small, and enjoyed soaking up knowledge across all areas of information technology. I'm lucky this has given me a broad perspective across server, network and storage technologies.

As well as explaining the hands-on details of each technology I teach, a key part of my role is explaining the big picture of how all the technologies fit together in real world deployments, and the best practice way to implement them.

My mission is building engineers, my passion is helping people succeed. I love to hear back from students who I've helped move on to the next level in their career. It gives me huge satisfaction to know I've played a part in them achieving their goals.

If you have any questions about Cloud, NetApp, Cisco or VMware technologies, ping me a message and I'd love to help you out. 

Specialities:
NetApp Storage
Cisco CCIE Collaboration #17108
Cloud Computing
Cisco Data Center
VMware Virtualization
CISSP Security
PRINCE2 and ITIL Certified

Ready to start learning?
Start Learning Now